As you know I am a HUGE fan of Will Carver – in my humble opinion, he is a literary genuis so when I was asked by Orenda if I would like to EXCLUSIVELY REVEAL the cover for his new book SUICIDE THURSDAY you can imagine how excited and honoured I was.
Firstly, let’s look at the book blurb:
A disenchanted man struggles to get beyond the first chapter of the book he’s writing, and to separate fact from fiction in his own life. His friend’s suicide changes everything…
Eli Hagin can’t finish anything.
He hates his job, but can’t seem to quit. He doesn’t want to be with his girlfriend, but doesn’t know how end things with her, either. Eli wants to write a novel, but he’s never taken a story beyond the first chapter.
Eli also has trouble separating reality from fiction.
When his best friend kills himself, Eli is motivated, for the first time in his life, to finally end something himself, just as Mike did…
Except sessions with his therapist suggest that Eli’s most recent ‘first chapters’ are not as fictitious as he had intended … and a series of text messages that Mike received before his death point to something much, much darker…
Now, let’s find out more about Will Carver:
Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series. He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age eleven, when his sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company. He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, and lives in Reading with his two children. Will’s latest title published by Orenda Books, The Daves Next Door is out in July. Hinton Hollow Death Trip was longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize, while Nothing Important Happened Today was longlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Good Samaritans was book of the year in Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Express, and hit number one on the ebook charts. Orenda Books has also published The Beresford (July 2021) and Psychopaths Anonymous (November 2021).
And just before the final reveal… let’s look at what the people in the know have to say about Will and his books:
‘Cements Carver as one of the most exciting authors in Britain. After this, he’ll have his own cult following’ Daily Express
‘This is an Eleanor Oliphant for crime fans. Carver truly at his best’ Sarah Pinborough
Incredibly dark and very funny’ Harriet Tyce
‘Another wild ride … a darkly delicious page-turner’ S J Watson
‘Vivid and engaging and completely unexpected’ Lia Middleton
‘Laying bare our 21st-century weaknesses and dilemmas, Carver has created a highly original state-of-the-nation novel’ Literary Review
‘Arguably the most original crime novel published this year’ Independent
‘This book is most memorable for its unrepentant darkness’ Telegraph
‘Unlike anything else you’ll read this year’ Heat
‘Utterly mesmerising’ Crime Monthly
OK… I think that’s enough from me… so without further ado.. .I am thrilled, honoured, excited to EXCLUSIVELY reveal the stunning cover of Will’s new book SUICIDE THURSDAY – published by Orenda on 24th November 2022.